Ohio Statutory Civil Law

  1. Ohio Rev. Code Chapter 2741 - Right of Publicity

    1. Introduction

      The statutes in Ohio Rev. Code Chapter 2741 recognize a property right in one’s likeness/image. A WMC victim could try to use these laws to prevent someone from using his or her likeness for a commercial purpose without his or her knowledge, permission, or consent.

    2. Text of the Statute(s)

      1. Right of publicity in individual’s persona definitions, Ohio Rev. Code § 2741.01(link)

      2. Use of individual’s persona for commercial purpose without authorization, Ohio Rev. Code § 2741.02 (link)

      3. Granting consent for commercial use, Ohio Rev. Code § 2741.05 (link)

      4. Civil action to enforce publicity right, Ohio Rev. Code § 2741.06 (link)

      5. Damages in civil action to enforce publicity right, Ohio Rev. Code § 2741.07 (link)

      6. Additional remedies, Ohio Rev. Code § 2741.08 (link)

      7. Exceptions Ohio Rev. Code § 2741.09 (link)

    3. Cases

      Research is ongoing.

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